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Tomography: Waiting Lists

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many CT scans were carried out by NHS trusts in (a) 2005 and (b) the last 12 months. (220570)

Numbers of computerised tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans undertaken by NHS trusts in England are set out in the following table.

Figures for 2007-08 are due to be published in September 2008.

Number

CT

MRI

2004-05

2,141,652

944,935

2005-06

2,481,571

1,118,487

2006-07

2,728,119

1,257,972

Source: Department of Health Central Return KH12.